One reason that hate groups are on the rise may be that they provide their members a sense of belonging they are not finding elsewhere. What can educators do to help reverse this trend?
Oregon's teacher of the year writes about how he came to place students' cultures front and center in his classroom and in the community and encourages more teachers to promote equity.
This blog post provides strategies for educators to help promote family involvement in students’ education. Tips include communicating early; establishing a consistent, targeted strategy for...
Kindergarten transitions are important for children to succeed in school and later in life. What do principals need to know to help their youngest students thrive?
Collective impact initiatives thrive on meaty problems—problems worth the attention, energy, and resources of the community that cannot be solved by the efforts of single organizations or sectors. At Education Northwest, we are currently working with three communities in Montana that formed
Since this post appeared in March, 2015 as part of our series on collective impact, the Institute for Youth Success has joined Education Northwest to better support youth-serving agencies in Oregon and across the region. Collective impact initiatives have data at the core of their efforts to
This blog post comes from 90% by 2020, a broad partnership promoting student success in Anchorage, Alaska, and continues our March series on collective impact—an approach that mobilizes the community to form a long-term and permanent solution to a societal problem. See our news article about 90% by
As a former teacher, I often run into adults I taught years ago when they were children and marvel at what they’ve achieved. Sometimes my mind scrambles, though, to square the confident, accomplished person in front of me with the child who struggled to write an expository paragraph or make sense
What are “lessons learned” that can benefit not only newly formed collective impact initiatives?
I recently reminded supporters of the Black Parent Initiative (BPI)—a community-based, “culturally specific” nonprofit in Portland that I co-founded—that their actions empower a parent just down the street, protect a child who sits next to theirs in school, and make the community in which we all